• ‘Very Disturbing': Fox News Analyst Alarmed By ‘Wildly Inappropriate' Attempts From Team Trump to Overthrow Election

    8 days ago - By Mediaite

    Fox News legal analyst Jonathan Turley expressed alarm at what he called a “very disturbing” and “wildly inappropriate” attempts by lawyers working for then-President Donald Trump to pressure the Justice Department to help overturn the 2020 election results.
    Those efforts included Trump himself pressuring Justice Department officials into publicly declaring the election, which he lost to Joe Biden , as “corrupt.” They also involved a proposal that the DOJ send a letter to state legislatures declaring the department had evidence Biden did not win the election.
    Turley called those efforts...
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  • Trump White House Lawyer Testifies He Told ‘F*cking A**hole' Jeffrey Clark He'd Be ‘Committing a Felony' With Election Plot

    8 days ago - By Mediaite

    A former White House lawyer colorfully told a Department of Justice official he'd be breaking the law by implementing his plan to overturn the 2020 presidential election.
    The Jan. 6 committee presented additional testimony on Thursday showing the extent of former President Donald Trump's efforts to remain in power by claiming the election had been rigged against him.
    Committee member Rep. Adam Kinzinger noted that after he lost, Trump sought allies in the Justice Department to help make his case. Eventually, an environmental lawyer named Jeffrey Clark said he would be willing to take up...
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  • Bill Barr Suggests Trump Came Very Close to Staying in Power: ‘I'm Not Sure We Would Have Had a Transition at All'

    8 days ago - By Mediaite

    Rep. Liz Cheney played a clip Thursday of former Trump Attorney General Bill Barr explaining the importance of a real-time Department of Justice investigation into Trump's baseless claims of voter fraud in the 2020 election.
    In the clip, shown during the fifth hearing of the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, Barr said, “I am not sure we would've had a transition at all” had the Department of Justice not investigated the 2020 election and debunked then-President Donald Trump's claims of voter fraud.
    Barr's remarkable statement highlights the role...
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  • January 6th Hearing Highlights Donald Trump's Effort To Unduly Influence Justice Department

    8 days ago - By Deadline

    The January 6th Committee opened its fifth hearing by focusing on Donald Trump's effort to influence the Justice Department to support his claims that the 2020 presidential election was fraudulent and stolen from him. “He wanted the Justice Department to legitimize his lies, to basically call the election corrupt,” said Rep. Bennie Thompson , the...
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  • JUST IN: Federal Authorities Search Home of Jeffrey Clark, Justice Official Central to Trump's Efforts to Overturn 2020 Election

    8 days ago - By Mediaite

    The home of Jeffrey Clark, the Department of Justice official former President Donald Trump wanted to install as acting Attorney General to help him overturn the 2020 presidential election, was searched by federal authorities on Wednesday night.
    News of the search broke on Thursday afternoon, just hours before the House Select Committee investigation of the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol was set to be a hearing focused on Trump's efforts to weaponize the Department of Justice to overturn the election.
    “This is a massive step in the DOJ investigation and it comes on the same day the 1/6...
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